Usain Bolt scores twice for Central Coast Mariners in win over Macarthur

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The Jamaican sprinter will spearhead the Mariners' attack against Macarthur South West United at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night in a match Bolt must show significant signs of improvement in if he's to land a professional contract by January.

Reflecting on his display after being substituted late on, Bolt told Fox Sports: "It was my first proper game with the first team".

McCormack plays alongside Bolt at Central Coast Mariners.

His first goal came in the 57th minute when he shrugged off a defender on the left before unleashing a low strike past the goalkeeper at the near post.

Usain Bolt has scored his first and second goals for Central Coast Mariners in an A-League trial match. I think my touch is that little bit better; my vision needs to improve a little bit more.

However, with the weight of possession, the Mariners were able to pile on the pressure and go up 2-0 at half time after goals from Tommy Oar and Jordan Murray.

"He looked pretty exhausted after 15-20 minutes".

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Ahead of the match, Bolt had said that this will be a make a break match for him and it will determine what the club wanted to do with his career.

"This is going to be a big game".

Mielekamp was also quick to heap praise on his staff, saying: "I want to give a huge amount of credit to Mike Mulvey, to Nick Montgomery, Ray Junna and everyone who put in the extra bits to get him to this stage".

The 32-year-old joined the A-League club in August for an "indefinite training period". "I can go push myself and see how far I can go".

The A-League season begins next weekend, with Central Coast away to Brisbane Roar on the Sunday. So I'll get different service, better service, because they're more seasoned and more mature. He added: "I'm just excited to take it step by step and move forward".

While the Mariners have claimed it is not a publicity stunt and that Bolt could possibly earn a contract at the New South Wales club, their marketing of his appearance suggests otherwise.

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